ETYM French intendant, from Latin intendere to direct (one's thoughts) to a thing. Related to Intend.
(Archaic) One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent.
Official appointed by the French crown under Louis xiv to administer a territorial département. Their powers were extensive but counteracted to some extent by other local officials. The term was also used for certain administrators in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
Direktor, vladar, gospodar.